Daemons are programs that constantly run in the background. They usually service requests. If you are asking about online services, please use a different tag.

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Ubuntu 14.04 Remote shutdown teamviewer or php script

when I try to remotely shutdown with teamviewer my Ubuntu 14:04 pc turns off uncompletely because of the teamviewer team advice appear on the desktop (wine supported). I solved by running the coomand ...
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What does bamfdaemon do?

I've googled for it, and there's very little info besides "bamf matches application windows to desktop files". Unity depends on it so it's difficut to remove, at least would be good to know what it ...
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Can't start, stop, or interface with SSH service

Having really bizarre behavior with ssh. I have the ssh-server running fine, configured ufw (firewall) fine as well. However, it seems I can't manage ssh as a service or through /etc/init.d/ssh. I ...
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How to restart the networking service?

I tried to use sudo service networking restart and sudo /etc/init.d/network restart but they both crash the window manager and I can no longer use my keyboard for input into X. when I use the ...
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stop couchdb daemon

I have Apache CouchDB installed on Ubuntu 14.04 x64, but I'm not able to stop it. I tried all of these couchdb -d couchdb -k but none works. What I mean is that, when I run the above commands and ...
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MySQL service status shown as not running with --status-all

I'm having a problem with my mysql server which does not seem to work properly. On Ubuntu 14.10 I run service --status-all and get [ - ] mysql However, after service mysql status I receive mysql ...
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Can't start an application as service, but running as standalone process simply works

For a service although a pid file exists but still on attempt to start service, it fails saying $ sudo service cassandra start * could not access pidfile for Cassandra I verified folder ...
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Ubuntu permission denied when running as a daemon

I have an Ubuntu staging server on AWS which runs a tiny Sinatra app using Thin webserver. The sinatra app runs some git clone commands when invoked and everything works great when I run rackup from ...
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Ubuntu equivalent to LaunchRocket

LaunchRocket looks like a pretty nice software for managing services on MacOS (source on github). Here is a screenshot of LaunchRocket You can easily stop and start services from this app. So here ...
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PlexMediaServer Not running

I had PlexMediaServer (PMS from here on) installed on my Ubuntu Machine, recently i switched from sshfs to NFS for my network shares, PMS managed to stream perfectly from my network shares when i ...
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apt/services running in the background

Why do developers run apts in the background when they are not needed. This is really a memory hog, I like to call on my apts when I need them. I am running lubuntu 14. How do I keep from running ...
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How to autostart an application on Touch device?

What if you want to distribute some daemons in ubuntu-click packages? What is the preferred way to start them on boot?
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Add startx and a GUI application at boot

I have a GUI application and Ubuntu 14.04 server with x11 server installed. I want to start GUI application if server is rebooted, the application is non interactive. What i currently do is run ...
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check status of services and daemons

I installed some services such as ntpdate and reportbug. How I can check their status and start/stop them? These don't work with service commands.
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ProFTPd service shuts down automatically

I have ProFTPd service installed on my server which runs Ubuntu Linux 14.04 . I don't know why ProFTPd closes by itself. I have enough RAM and CPU and I really don't know why this happens. I also ...
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How do I restart dnsmasq?

I can't figure out how to restart dnsmasq. service dnsmasq restart dnsmasq: unrecognized service SOLUTION Restart network manager service network-manager restart
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supervisor servce doesn't want to autostart

I installed supervisor: sudo apt-get install -y supervisor When I restart the system it doesn't start. So I start it manually: $ sudo service supervisor start Starting supervisor: supervisord. ...
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How to enable or disable services?

I read about how to enable and disable services in Ubuntu and it seems that there are different possibilities to manage them. The first method I found is update-rc.d to add new services to startup, ...
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How To Create PostgreSQL Service Manually?

For some reason I have to install an old PostgreSQL server, I found the deb file of it, http://community.openscg.com/se/postgresql/archive-packages.jsp and when I install they are reside on /opt. I ...
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Preloads's Adaptive readahead daemon won't run on 14.04

thank you in advance. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and for somereason i can't get Adaptive readahead daemon to run, when i try to run it from terminal i encounter: ** (process:7371): ERROR **: cannot ...
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How to check service logs

I would like to know when/who start/stop a service in linux? Is there any log to show those information?
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NetworkError: 500 Internal Server Error

When I am trying to run a java services through php file(xyz), it is throwing this error (Firebug) NetworkError: 500 Internal Server Error http://127.0.0.1/dev/en/abc/xyz ...
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Problem configuring dhcp server: Job failed to start

I m trying to configure dhcp server in ubtuntu onto my virtual box and connecting other virtual instance of ubuntu to this dhcp sever i have installed dhcp server using sudo apt-get isc-dhcp-server ...
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How to use utserver as service

I'm new to Linux as well as StackExchange.I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon Version: 2.4.6 onLinux Kernel 3.13.0-37-generic I have successfully installed uTorrent server and ...
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service dovecot is not found

Im trying to follow a guide for setting up a postfix/dovecot mail server. It tells me to: apt-get install dovecot-common It installs dovecot-core instead. After that, the guide tells me to restart ...
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cannot access console for ActiveMQ

I installed ActiveMQ with apt-get, and it seems to run, but oddly: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ activemq status INFO: Loading '/usr/share/activemq/activemq-options' INFO: Using java '/usr/bin/java' ...
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Service initialization scripts: upstart?

Where can I read some brief information about upstart in ubuntu? I found "Upstart Intro, Cookbook and Best Practises", but it's too big. How can I add my own service? What's the difference between ...
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How to free up my laptop's RAM?

I have an old DELL laptop with 2GB of RAM and Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) as its OS. Many times I am out of RAM and thus every thing goes very slow! I think there is many background programs (services or ...
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How do I start Deluge in the background?

Basically I have Deluge all setup for my account with Transdroid and the WebUI and everything, however, what I would really like, is for it to start the moment the computer does so that no matter who ...
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Why service restart fails with :-restart: Unknown instance:

root@kumarswamys-desktop:/etc# sudo /usr/sbin/service vsftpd restart restart: Unknown instance:
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Running SCP via Perl system() call when running as a service

I created a Debian style service that monitors a database and copies files to a remote machine depending on the data in the database. When this runs "standalone", the entire process works ...
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Is it safe removing oneconf?

I use Xubuntu, but in this moment I have only 1 GB RAM and the system is very slow, so I started to remove services and tasks that I don't need. I found that 'oneconf' use 14 MB RAM, that is too much ...
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ubuntu 14.04. kde-services on Dolphin

although I do not use Dolphin as the default file manager for Ubuntu, in fact I use it a lot. I find it is very useful and practical. I was thinking about enhancing even more its functionalities and I ...
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PulseAudio giving way too many errors

I have been trying to get myself familiarized with PulseAudio on Ubuntu 12.0.04 Unity 2D recently. I have come across many errors while I try to start the build. W: [lt-pulseaudio] main.c: Couldn't ...
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Tomcat 8.0.9 Shutting Down (no messages)

I'm honestly not sure, what is going on. I have tomcat 8.0.9 package installed (tomcat8) and it works fine once I start the service. However, at some point, it shuts down and I'm not sure why. The ...
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Make internet app available only within VPN?

I am not sure if I expressed myself clear enough in the question. Just managed to set up PPTP on my server and I want to know how can I make a website be accessible only from VPN clients. I have ...
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Why one method of stopping service works but not the other

I'm aware there's two ways of stopping a service, for instance sudo service network-manager stop and /etc/init.d/networking stop. Yet, only the first method works on my machine ; why ? what controls ...
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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Deluged Upstart not starting [duplicate]

Setting up a new ubuntu server installation (14.04.1), I have been completely unable to get deluge to start as a daemon at system startup. Originally tried following this set of instructions: ...
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How can I configure a service to run at startup

I have a daemon that runs fin if I start it manually with the service command: ricardo@ricardo-laptop:~$ sudo service minidlna start * Starting minidlna minidlna ...
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vsftpd NOT STARTING BUG- apt-get-purge error

i successfully installed, configured, and used vsftpd. But after restart something became corrupted, now :~# service vsftpd status :~# service vsftpd start :~# service vsftpd restart :~# service ...
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set ubuntu machine for optimizing speed in scientific simulations

I'm an University researcher and need to optimize an ubuntu machine for running test. I'm interested in reduce the computational time required by a C++ executable. I've deactivated the graphic ...
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How to make a jar file run on startup & and when you log out?

I have no idea where to start looking. I've been reading about daemons and didn't understand the concept. More details : I've been writing a crawler which never stops and crawlers over RSS in the ...
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Missing org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Smartcard .service

After logging into a system via GDM's greeter to any of {Gnome3, XFCE, or Ubuntu (Unity?)} desktop sessions I see a blank screen. Investigating the logs, the greeter file contains the following ...
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What do the symbols in service --status-all mean?

I really miss the graphical "Services" tool from older versions of Ubuntu, but I understand why it had to go. I always have terminals open anyway, so I use (because I have to now, I guess) service ...
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Why does nfs-kernel-server only pretend to stop?

Background: I had an NFS server, ran fine for years, needed to hard reboot it, and now I cannot get the daemon to stop when it's told to. Also, clients can't mount it any more, but I suspect the ...
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UMS.sh (run as service) on Ubuntu 14.04 won't read configuration file

I'm trying to get my ubuntu 14.04 to run universal media server so I can stream movies to my ps3 (lowest firmware 4.55 unfortunately - unjailbreakable). After much research on the net I was able to ...
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Diffrence between /etc/init.d/ssh start and service ssh start [duplicate]

Please clear my doubt Diffrence between /etc/init.d/ssh start and service ssh start. which is the best to use service command or /etc/init.d/.
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How to configure /etc/network/interface to use static IPv6, but dynamic IPv4?

I want to add a static IPv6 IP to my otherwise automatic IP configuration. How to do this? Currently I use: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 So IPv4 is configured by DHCP, IPv6 is ...
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Sickbeard and Sabnzbdplus won't start at boot

I seem to have some problems with automating some services at startup. I've had this problem before, but I couldn't find out the exact reason what caused this. I've added both services to startup ...